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Gordon Ramsay wins seventh Michelin star

09-Feb-2017 - Gordon Ramsay has credited his use of British produce as helping him add another star to his collection in this year’s Michelin Guide for France.

Atul Kochhar’s 2017 chef series to include Cyrus Todiwala and Dominic Chapman

09-Feb-2017 - Two-Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar is to collaborate with chefs including Cyrus Todiwala, Dominic Chapman and Aktar Islam as part of his 2017 Chef Season event.

Lawrence Keogh appointed exec chef at D&D London’s Old Bengal Warehouse

08-Feb-2017 - Lawrence Keogh is now executive head chef at D&D London restaurant the Old Bengal Warehouse near Liverpool Street, overseeing food at the New Street Grill, Fish Market, New Street Wine,...

Leon to launch all-singing, live show restaurant in London’s Theatreland

08-Feb-2017 - Healthy fast food group Leon is to open a live performance restaurant in London’s Shaftesbury Avenue theatre district, with staff not only serving customers, but also singing for them.

First Dirty Liquor partnership pub to open in Walthamstow

08-Feb-2017 - Dirty Liquor – the Ei Managed Investments partnership between Enterprise Inns and publican partners Hugh O’Boyle and Caroline Jones ‒ is to launch its first venue, The Dog and Duck,...

Chefs' Secrets of Success: Benoit Blin

08-Feb-2017 - Benoit Blin is chef patissier at the two Michelin-starred Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons, Raymond Blanc’s renowned restaurant and rooms in the heart of Oxfordshire.

MasterChef: The Professionals finalist to open first restaurant

07-Feb-2017 - Welsh chef Tom Simmons is to open his first restaurant in London this spring.

Tom Kerridge to launch Pub in the Park food, drink and music event

07-Feb-2017 - Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge is to launch Pub in the Park, a three-day food, drink and music event this summer, in Higginson Park, Marlow.

Chef Josh Eggleton launches Yurt Bistro to champion lesser-used produce

06-Feb-2017 - Michelin-starred chef Josh Eggleton is to launch Yurt Bistro, a new evening menu focusing on reducing food waste and using lesser-used produce, at his co-founded Bristol café-bar Yurt Lush.

Money off the main motivation for restaurant customer complaints

06-Feb-2017 - Over half of diners expect a restaurant to take money off their bill should they have to make a complaint when eating out, according to a new industry survey.

BBC Creme de la Creme winner Helen Vass calls on restaurants to offer ‘special occasion’ desserts

06-Feb-2017 - Helen Vass, pastry chef and one third of the winning team in the first Bake Off: Crème de la Crème, has said that restaurant menus should feature ‘special occasion’ desserts,...

Chef Matt Gillan launches £80k crowdfund for Brighton restaurant

06-Feb-2017 - Chef Matt Gillan has launched a crowdfunding bid for £80,000 to help fund the second phase of work on his Brighton coffee house-restaurant site Red Roaster and Pike & Pine.

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Anne-Sophie Pic on opening her first London restaurant

03-Feb-2017 - The three-Michelin-starred chef has opened her debut UK restaurant, Le Dame de Pic at the new Four Seasons Hotel in the City of London.

Brexit plan aims to secure rights of EU nationals in the UK

03-Feb-2017 - The government has sent a positive signal to the hospitality industry by setting out plans to allow EU nationals currently living in the UK to be able to legally remain...

Simon Addison joins Chewton Glen as head chef

03-Feb-2017 - Simon Addison has been named head chef at the Dining Room at the five-star Chewton Glen hotel in Hampshire.

BHA: Uncertain times mean UK hospitality must be competitive

31-Jan-2017 - Uncertain political and economic times mean it is more important than ever that the UK hospitality and tourism industry can compete, Ufi Ibrahim, chief executive of the British Hospitality Association...

Bone Daddies confirms new Marylebone opening

31-Jan-2017 - Ramen bar group Bone Daddies has confirmed it is to open a new site in London’s Marylebone, ahead of its expected opening in the forthcoming Victoria Nova development.

Chef Stagiaire Award 2017 opens with Restaurant Sat Bains set for final

30-Jan-2017 - The Chef Stagiaire Award 2017 is calling for entries, with this year’s one-week final to take place at Sat Bains’ two Michelin-starred Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms in Nottingham.

Monica and David Galetti to open Mere in March

30-Jan-2017 - Monica and David Galetti have confirmed that their debut restaurant will open its doors in London’s Fitzrovia on 6 March.

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David Taylor on 30 years of Balans Soho Society

27-Jan-2017 - Late-night restaurant and celebrity favourite Balans Soho Society celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Co-founder David Taylor spoke to BigHospitality about updating the now six-strong brand and the changing world...

Quique Dacosta plans premium paella restaurant in London

27-Jan-2017 - Quique Dacosta, the Spanish chef with three Michelin stars, is to launch a new premium paella concept in London, backed by the team behind the Iberica chain of restaurants.

People On The Move In Hospitality: January 2017

26-Jan-2017 - Far from a post-Christmas slump, hospitality has been beating the January blues with a round of high-profile appointments and roles - from the historic Liverpool hotel to top restaurants and...

Chefs' Secrets of Success: Ashley Palmer-Watts

25-Jan-2017 - In the latest in our Chefs' Secrets of Success series, we caught up with Ashley Palmer-Watts, executive group chef of Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. He talks advice to young chefs, learning the basics,...

Beware workplace dress codes: Businesses risk fines, new MPs report says

25-Jan-2017 - Businesses and employers should ensure they know the rules regarding dress code and gender laws, or risk fines, a new government report has recommended.

Adam Handling’s new The Frog restaurant and bar to open in Covent Garden

25-Jan-2017 - The chef is to open a second The Frog restaurant and bar in central London, this summer, following the opening of the first Frog E1 in Shoreditch last year.